This year we’ve travelled across the UK, took many day trips around Dorset and flown several thousand miles to Colorado. As we’ve enjoyed our adventures we’ve started to notice what we frequently reach for to put in our bags for our trips. We love gadgets in our family, so we thought it would be handy to put together a post about tech to travel with to give you some ideas if you wish to head out for the day, weekend or a week.
We always travel with our iPad as I like to load it up with things to watch once M has gone to bed, as well as edit vlogs and photos on. Which means we need a sturdy iPad cover to protect our iPad on it’s travels. The impact resistant iPad case from Urban Armor Gear ($39.95 UDS) offers great protection against scratches, scrapes and bumps. The day after we received it it was dropped onto a tile floor and survived. All ports are accessible and it is vented to prevent the iPad from heating up whilst you use it. This cover is one of the lightest iPad covers we’ve ever had, which makes it perfect to travel with as it won’t take up too much bag space or hand luggage allowance. Cover is available in white or black.
Both Clara and I are huge music lovers, so we can’t travel without a decent set of headphones. I bought Clara these
Sony MDR-XB450APB (£34.99) headphones as an early birthday present at the start of the year. They are great for travelling as they are lightweight and provide optimum sound, they are also compatible with your smartphone’s mic, so if a call comes in whilst you are streaming Spotify, you won’t miss the call.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to capture as many memories of your travels as possible. The GoPro Hero Session (£159.99) is fantastic at capturing action on the go and is nice and small, meaning it fits in your backpack with ease. We like to use the Three Way mount (£59.99) with our Session, but there are so many fantastic mounts available you are bound to find one suitable for your travels. Just make sure you keep it charged and don’t leave the memory card at home!
Next you’ll want to keep all this tech charged, which is why I purchased an Anker PowerCore 20100 (£29.99). This powerbank packs a punch and can charge two USB devices at once. The Anker PowerCore can charge very quickly and estimates that it can charge an iPhone6 seven times. I love that it is able to charge our iPhones, iPad and GoPro without running low on power. It is also safe to carry in your hand luggage which means you can keep you devices fully charged on long flights.
Once you reach your hotel room you’ll not only want somewhere to charge your devices, you’ll even want to recharge your powerbank, which is why the Lumsing USB Wall Charger (£7.99) is the perfect travel plug, just make sure you pack a country specific adapter. You can charge up to 4 USB devices at once with different device outputs being catered for.
Our latest addition to our travel bags is the Beets BLU Bluetooth Wireless Key Finder (£20), which I actually attach to my wallet. It’s a handy small device that uses bluetooth to link to an app on your smartphone to signal when you are separated from your keys, which is why I attach it to my wallet as I worry far more about losing my wallet than my keys, especially if travelling. The device has a proximity alarm as well as allowing you to activate the alarm from within the app. So if you wallet goes walkies in the hotel room, you can follow the beep to locate it. If only I had this several years ago I would have saved myself so much time.
(Scratches are because I decided to drop my wallet on a gravel driveway, I do not advise this)
What are you must carry tech to travel with?